Playing experience
Gino grew up playing soccer in San Francisco for the San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club. He was a member of the Cal North ODP program during this time. He played on the Saint Ignatius High School Varsity team for 3 years, gaining All League honors his junior and senior years, as well as team MVP. After graduating from high school, he played at San Jose State University. He has continued to play in various local leagues in the area since.

Coaching experience

Gino has been coaching soccer since 2000. He coached for two years at De Anza before moving to the Walnut Creek Soccer Club. He coached for 7 years at Walnut Creek, and ended his time there as the U7-10 Director. He came to Alpine Strikers in 2009, excited to move closer to his hometown of San Francisco and take on a new coaching challenge. Gino has coached many teams in the club, and in 2013 was named the Technical Director for Alpine Strikers. He earned a BA in Kinesiology from San Jose State University, and holds an NSCAA Advanced National coaching license.

Coaching philosophy

Gino believes in developing and instilling passion in each and every player on the team. His goal is to place kids in a practice and game environment where they grow technically, tactically, psychologically, and socially. Getting the kids to love the game is Gino’s number one goal. He recognizes that developing a passion for soccer will lead to a desire to practice off the field and focus on the field, as well as a strong commitment and dedication to the team. This ultimately leads to a healthy life long commitment to fitness, competition, and cooperation.